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2012-11-20 10:11:26 AM
"Securing Bravo."
"Enemy Hind inbound!!"
"Losing Bravo"
"Care package awaiting direction."
"AC-130 above!!"
"Enemy missile inbound!"
 
2012-11-20 10:15:53 AM
Goddammit space bar!
 
2012-11-20 10:17:39 AM
About two-thirds of the way down this page of Great War recordings is a track listing called "Gas Shells Bombardment - British Troops Advancing on Lille." It is very eerie; you can hear the battery commander giving orders, and the guns fire, followed by the whistle of the shell (or more accurately, the nose-fuse) as it travels towards the enemy.

http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/1918.htm
 
2012-11-20 10:26:54 AM
What does modern war sound like?

It's loud.
 
2012-11-20 10:34:00 AM
For me, it sounds like a teenager saying the most racist shiat in my ear because I can actually kill him. I haven't tried Black Ops 2 yet though.
 
2012-11-20 10:36:47 AM
Some 12 year old telling me he teabagged my mom last night.
 
2012-11-20 10:39:03 AM
It was always loud, whether explosions were involved or lots and lots of clanging metal. Arrows and spears tended to be relatively silent--until the screams of the wounded start.
 
2012-11-20 10:40:24 AM
loud and boomy Im guessing.
 
2012-11-20 10:41:01 AM
"Range 200! In front of the grape hut!"

"Not Seen!"

"Look for the muzzle flash!"

"Seen!"

*deluge of small arms fire, .50 HMG and 60mm Mortar*
 
2012-11-20 10:43:23 AM
what war may sound like pops
 
2012-11-20 10:44:50 AM
DANGO SACKAT!
 
2012-11-20 10:47:17 AM

Brick-House: loud and boomy Im guessing.


You know what else is loud and boomy?

Me.
 
2012-11-20 10:48:14 AM
Why turn to the BBC for this information when soldiers are all too willing to post their combat videos on youtube?
 
2012-11-20 10:49:07 AM
I misread that as "Modem War" and thought it sounded like this:

Pshhhkkkkkkrrrrkakingkakingkakingtshchchchchchchchcch*ding*ding*ding
 
2012-11-20 10:49:22 AM

UberDave: "Securing Bravo."
"Enemy Hind inbound!!"
"Losing Bravo"
"Care package awaiting direction."
"AC-130 above!!"
"Enemy missile inbound!"


"ENOUGH OF THE QUICKSCOPING ASSHOLE!"
 
2012-11-20 10:51:13 AM
 
2012-11-20 10:51:56 AM

Bloody William: For me, it sounds like a teenager saying the most racist shiat in my ear because I can actually kill him. I haven't tried Black Ops 2 yet though.


Run with a silenced SMG and a bouncing betty. Thank me later.
 
2012-11-20 10:57:49 AM
Do audio controls on the BBC website always go to 11?
 
2012-11-20 11:00:46 AM
This one is also good : Link
 
2012-11-20 11:10:20 AM
Maybe one day...

www.mindwafers.com 


/You know, I never did question why the warfare in GI Joe was full of colorful lasers. I guess Japan was involved
 
2012-11-20 11:12:26 AM
The last one, with the doodlebug was something. Imagine hearing the engine cutting out near you and waiting...waiting... Yeesh
 
2012-11-20 11:28:52 AM
Modern war sounds like hate maddened Muslims screaming to annihilate an entire race of people, with liberals screaming in support, making excuses and madly humping Rachel Maddow's propaganda scripts.
 
2012-11-20 11:30:18 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Bloody William: For me, it sounds like a teenager saying the most racist shiat in my ear because I can actually kill him. I haven't tried Black Ops 2 yet though.

Run with a silenced SMG and a bouncing betty. Thank me later.



I'm just going to noob tube until I learn the maps.


/no I'm not.
 
2012-11-20 11:36:56 AM
The sound of Gulf War pt 1 for me was morse code. 12 hours a day of morse code for months on end. Looking back 20+ years ago, I can't believe I actually did that. If you said my job was friggin morse code today I'd say, "Hells no!". Guess that's why the military gets them young. :-S
 
2012-11-20 11:37:59 AM
For me, "War" by :wumpscut: was the closest approximation to what the concept of "war" sounds like....

/ah, the old angry industrial days....
 
2012-11-20 11:39:05 AM
Cool idea for an article.
 
2012-11-20 11:41:51 AM

hAZy: The sound of Gulf War pt 1 for me was morse code. 12 hours a day of morse code for months on end. Looking back 20+ years ago, I can't believe I actually did that. If you said my job was friggin morse code today I'd say, "Hells no!". Guess that's why the military gets them young. :-S


Former dittybopper?

For me, the sound track of the Cold War was Morse in random numeric code groups.

/Didadidit, the *HELL* with it.
 
2012-11-20 12:03:41 PM
Clemkadidlefark

Modern war sounds like hate maddened Muslims screaming to annihilate an entire race of people, with liberals screaming in support, making excuses and madly humping Rachel Maddow's propaganda scripts.
You do know that we allow Jews to live in the good ol' USA with no apartheid (to say the least) whatsoever?

Link
 
2012-11-20 12:03:46 PM

The other Kenny G.: Do audio controls on the BBC website always go to 11?


Of course... it's 1 louder.
 
2012-11-20 12:12:31 PM
Sounds just like opening day of duck season to me.
 
2012-11-20 12:16:01 PM

Onkel Buck: what war may sound like pops


What is that link good for?
 
2012-11-20 12:27:25 PM
Worse than the battle is the silence after, the mornings you wake with your dead haunting your dreams and having to look in the mirror and ask did I do my best for my men and was it worth it, and too many times having to answer no.
 
2012-11-20 01:14:01 PM
War, war never changes.
 
2012-11-20 01:39:46 PM

Bruxellensis: Onkel Buck: what war may sound like pops

What is that link good for?


Absolutely nothin'!
Say it again.
 
2012-11-20 01:50:34 PM
"This content is not currently available for your device." Thanks.
 
2012-11-20 03:34:03 PM
Well, according to the 'Sgt. Rock' comics I read 30 years ago:

*budda-budda-budda*
 
2012-11-20 03:57:30 PM
pottie: Sounds just like opening day of duck season to me.

RABBIT SEASON!!!
 
2012-11-20 05:24:09 PM

Pribar: Worse than the battle is the silence after, the mornings you wake with your dead haunting your dreams and having to look in the mirror and ask did I do my best for my men and was it worth it, and too many times having to answer no.


Man up dude, if ya cant deal with it why did ya sign up?
 
2012-11-20 05:28:12 PM
"Leeeroooy Jenkins!"
 
2012-11-20 09:33:13 PM
I just listen to raw audio cuts in the AP Soundbank
 
2012-11-21 09:48:10 AM
PRR cackling in your ear, sounds of chest rigs rubbing on body armour, Taliban chatter over the ICOM, deafening explosion, ears ringing, someone calling out for help, small arms kick up, radio back to 9er Contact wait out, immense small arms, pull wounded and dead into cover, incoming arty, krump of shells, evacuate wounded, carry on for Battle Damage Assessment, count bodies, take pictures and gather evidence, go home and eat a packaged meal, call wife on satelllite phone, miss home, go on sentry, sleep, wake up and leave for night patrol, continue until dead or tour complete.

Not the sounds I suppose, but the rhythm. The one defining sound of modern war for me is the call to prayer, especially the 4am call. Made even more surreal when it's foggy out and they have a child doing the call. Almost beautiful...
 
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